In the past several years, many new fascinating invertebrate fossils have been discovered in the rich deposits of southern Morocco, North Africa. Most of those discoveries hail from Ordovician deposits but this ULTRA-RARE trilobite is a brand new discovery at the time of this posting and none of the sources in the region where it was found has seen anything like it before. We were extremely fortunate to be able to secure 3 of the 4 known specimens. Resembling a reduced size Paradoxides sp. yet with a thicker carapace and longer, thinner sweeping genal spines, all we can say is this is a yet, unnamed species of the Redlichiida order of trilobites. The glabella is more bulbous than a Paradoxides but perhaps, the thicker carapace was able to preserve the once-living trilobite's 3D appearance, protecting it from compression in the layers as it became a fossil. One thing is for sure, this specimen is extraordinarily rare and whether or not any more will be found is difficult to guess. Often in the realm of fossil discoveries, you can find several of a creature all at once and then NEVER find another example again - the initial multiple discovery being misleading whereby one would think more will be found later. We see this time and time again. For advanced collectors wishing to add a new and very rare specimen to their collection, this could be a prime acquisition!
An absolute RARE gem specimen, most highly recommended for the finest collections. Next to the Paradoxides and Cambropallas sp. trilobites of the North African Cambrian, this unnamed type seems to rank with those other giants as one of the 'much larger than typical' species known in the formation.